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Jewellery Inspired by Nature

Thursday September 22, 2022
Stephen Sutton

Nature-themed jewellery is a wonderful way to transition from one season into another, as the perfect adornment to any outfit. From elegant florals to abstract pieces to animal and bird themes, there are various ways to incorporate nature into your jewellery. In this blog, we’ll show you some of the ways you can try this trend for yourself and the different styles of nature jewellery you could consider.

Coloured Gemstones

Coloured Gemstones

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Nature-themed jewellery doesn’t have to mean a literal interpretation. In fact, choosing an abstract approach can be a fun way to get creative with this theme and add a contemporary twist. From subtle textures and natural colours to rustic shapes, abstract jewellery is modern and elegant without being too overt. You may choose gems in natural colours such as greens, blues and yellows, or opt for jewellery that has a visible texture that’s reminiscent of scales, feathers or plants. These styles hint at surrounding landscapes without being too obvious, and they work well with other contemporary pieces, if that’s a style you tend to gravitate towards.

Yellow Gold Mouse Shaped Brooch

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Animal motifs

What says nature more than the spectacular wildlife that surrounds us? Animal and bird motifs are playful and add personality to any outfit, and they’re particularly well-suited to people who want to add a splash of colour to their jewellery collection. Brooches are a great way to play with animal motifs in an elegant way, from birds and insects to more exotic creatures like tigers and snakes. But you can also incorporate them into items such as cuffs and bracelets, or feather-inspired earrings that are luxurious and feminine, and still give a nod to the wild.

Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Dragonfly Earrings

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Natural materials

If you’re inspired by the great outdoors, wearing jewellery that contains elements of it can create a truly stunning look. Natural materials can appear in many forms, from flowers set in resin to seashells, crystals and more – often seen in pendants, rings and bracelet bands. The obvious choice is, of course, to choose an item of jewellery that contains genuine gemstones – in particular, raw gems or pearl jewellery, which can be a brilliant way of blending elegance with natural texture.

Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Leaf Design Half Eternity Ring

0.22ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Leaf Design Half Eternity Ring

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Vintage jewellery

Vintage jewellery often has a natural theme to it, utilising the shapes of leaves, flowers and fruits, or birds, reptiles and insects. A vintage item adds a whimsical touch to your outfit while also feeling elegant, sophisticated and unique. Searching for that perfect vintage piece can result in some truly one-of-a-kind items in your collection that draw inspiration from the natural world. Vintage items are romantic and often intricately designed, for a charming embellishment to your outfits that are sure to be a great conversation starter.

Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Dragonfly Pendant

0.10ct Round Brilliant Cut Diamond Dragonfly Pendant

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Celestial themes

Natural themes aren’t limited to the environment around us – you only need to look up to the skies to get inspired. Moons and stars are a beautiful addition to any jewellery item, and have long been associated with luck, love and protection, so they’re the perfect choice if you’re gifting a piece to someone special. There’s something truly magical and mystical about celestial themes in jewellery, and they’re guaranteed to appeal to people who want something inspired by nature in a slightly more understated way. Why not choose a crescent moon-shaped brooch, star-shaped earrings or a bangle for a striking jewellery item you’ll treasure for many years to come, and that won’t go out of style.

How to wear nature-inspired jewellery

Nature-themed jewellery comes in a range of bold and delicate styles, so you can choose what to wear based on your personal tastes, or be inspired by the occasion. Subtle touches are perfect for everyday wear, such as floral earrings or a delicate pendant, while an abstract natural piece or an item made with natural materials can be a stand-out item for an evening out or a special occasion. Going on holiday? Why not wear pieces that are evocative of the tropical surroundings, incorporating a fun design or a bold and colourful pattern.

It’s not only the more interchangeable jewellery that can be inspired by nature, however, as even everyday items such as engagement rings and wedding bands can prove a great way to show off your love of the great outdoors. For example, why not try textured bands that are inspired by the bark of trees, twisted bands that look like branches and entangled vines or even abstract shapes that are reminiscent of leaves or flowers. Of course, adding emerald, topaz and amethyst is another way to add coloured gemstones in a modern twist on the classic diamond ring, while also paying homage to Mother Nature.

Try layering pieces together such as long necklaces over higher necklines in warm colours, or stack several rings in different hues together for a modern take on the trend. Mixing and matching rings in different metals or styles adds plenty of sparkle to your outfit, and ensures you don’t have to pick and choose when you can’t decide what to wear. Bold earrings can also be a beautiful addition, especially if you choose gemstone earrings in bright colours – try keeping the rest of your outfit relatively neutral to let them shine and stand out.

Final thoughts

Nature will always be in fashion, but recently, it’s become one of the go-to trends for jewellery lovers. Consider adding some nature-themed pieces into your own jewellery collection, to add interest and depth to your outfits. Look for high-quality items that are guaranteed to last and transcend fashions, so you can continue to enjoy them for many years to come without fear of them becoming outdated.

At Cry for the Moon, we specialise in luxury jewellery that makes any outfit or occasion extra special. From bridal jewellery and engagement rings to vintage pieces and keepsakes, why not browse our collection online or visit our store? If you have any questions, please contact our team and we’d be happy to help.

Stephen SuttonHead of Sales